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HQ Senior Director Assortment Planning & Modeling

Atlanta, Georgia

Job Type: On-Site

Job Category: Supply Chain
Brand: NAPA Auto Parts
Job ID: R24_0000006169
Status: Full time

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Employee Benefits

  • Medical, Dental, Vision, life and disability insurance, as well as campus health and wellness programs

  • Paid time off, eight company holidays and flexible work schedules available

  • Tuition Reimbursement and professional development opportunities

  • 401(k) Plan with competitive employer matching

  • Onsite cafeteria, coffee stations and break rooms

  • Employee discounts, including NAPA parts, entertainment, technology, appliances, event tickets and more

Job Description

Candidates Must be based in Atlanta


Come be a leader on NAPA’s Inventory Planning & Replenishment (IPR) team, a world leader in automotive and industrial product aftermarket parts.  Help us continue to build on a 100-year legacy of excellence as we push to build one of the best supply chains in the world.  Our mission is to deliver the right part, to the right place, at the right time, in order to service and repair millions of cars each year.  To do this, we need talented individuals to bring their passion and drive to the NAPA team. 

The Sr. Director or Director Assortment Planning & Modeling is a highly strategic and visible role, aligned to Category (Merchandising) executive leadership, and responsible for the overall assortment and inventory productivity within NAPA’s Distribution Centers and Company Owned Stores.  This person will also lead the team that makes strategic assortment recommendations to NAPA’s Independently Owned Stores.  This person will lead a large team made up of Inventory Planners and Modelers.  These teams are dedicated to meeting service and inventory productivity objectives for their assigned NAPA Divisions across the country.

The Director must be able to influence and communicate effectively across multiple levels of the organization, possess strong decision-making and analytical capabilities, provide leadership while fostering a team atmosphere, and help resolve issues that arise in the course of business.

Summary of essential job functions

  • Provide supply chain thought leadership and support to Category (Merchandizing) executives

  • Provide oversight, leadership, and guidance to a team of Assortment Planning/Inventory Modeling managers and professionals while improving overall business and supply chain performance (sales, margin, turns, network inventory productivity, etc.)

  • Develop options for and make recommendations to executive leadership on inventory stocking and channel management strategies

  • Achieve and exceed customer service targets while relentlessly driving inventory efficiency and productivity

  • Collaborate with NAPA leaders, Vendors, and other partners to ensure alignment to the overall business strategy.

  • Identify working capital and expense reduction opportunities.

  • Develop new and enhance existing tools assisting the team to identify and deploy highly productive inventory assortments at the right level of the supply chain to maximize sales, return on invested capital, and cash conversion metrics

  • Manage team(s) accountable for inventory breadth and location analysis.

    • Directly manage Assortment/Modeling leaders and through them, teams of high performing supply chain associates

    • Foster environment of data-based decision making, continuous improvement and waste reduction.

    • Develop your team for career growth.

  • Represent supply chain in product and business strategy discussions. 

  • Model and articulate trade-offs for key decision makers.

Key Performance Metrics:

  • Inventory Turnover and investment metrics

  • Excess Reduction

  • Manage Talent

  • Working Capital and Expense Reduction

Minimum requirements

  • 15+ years of supply chain inventory and assortment planning experience

  • At least 10 years of supervisory/managerial experience leading high performing teams

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience.  MBA or advanced degree a plus

  • Expert level understanding of supply chain, inventory management, and assortment planning verticals

  • Demonstrated results within a world class Assortment Planning & Modeling function

  • Deep understanding of key tools for Planning (Channel Management, Stocking Strategies, etc.), Productivity measurements (inventory velocity), and product line structure optimization

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing complex supply chain problems, scenario modeling, and articulating tradeoffs to business

  • Expertise with large data sets, analytical modeling, and data visualization tools preferred

  • Strong verbal, presentation, and written communication skills with capacity to tailor style to the audience

  • Interpersonal skills necessary to sell and influence across the organization

Manage/Lead/People Development – 50%

  • Lead a team of Managers and Assortment Planning/Modeling professionals

  • Articulate departmental vision/objectives and challenge team to develop execution strategy.

  • Align personal motivators with business objectives.

  • Reinforce a culture of continuous improvement.

  • Sell and influence across the organization to gain support for initiatives.

Supply Chain Optimization – 20%

  • Collaborate with Category (Merchant) leaders, Vendors, and other stakeholders to ensure alignment with business strategies.

  • Optimize inventory investments while meeting and exceeding service goals

  • Collaborate with business to identify opportunities that improve sales, profit, turns, and working capital objectives.

  • Develop supply plans to support price changes, promotions, and seasonal events.

Supply Chain Management 20%

  • Serve as a partner and supply chain expert for Category (Merchandizing) Vice President(s), Sales Division Vice President(s), and other functional leaders

  • Develop and Improve our proprietary inventory assortment and modeling tool, working closely with in-house analytics leaders

  • Full accountability for service, turn over, and working capital performance metrics

Support Business Development – 10%

  • Represent Supply Chain during product and business management discussions.  Model and articulate tradeoffs for key decisions.

  • Collaborate with Product, Sales and Suppliers on all new product introductions and vendor changeovers to ensure the supply chain is positioned to support business execution.

  • Provide analysis and recommendations

  • Monitor and communicate supply chain performance to key stakeholders

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